SET AND COSTUME DESIGN
i will still be whole (when you rip me in half)
Ava Wong Davies
Bunker Theatre, 2019 - in a double bill with Before I Was a Bear
Director: Helen Morley
Lighting Designer: Ben Kulvichit
Sound Designer: Jordan Rice
Producer: Emily Davis
Photographer: Fran Cattaneo
"Grace Venning’s design is carefully sympathetic to the simplicity of the play’s concept. a scar of dark green ivy running up the grey wall, a stone block, a hidden table."
"...it gets to the dark heart of the ties that bind like the vines that curl through an overgrown garden.
Like ivy, this is a play that clings"
Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor
"The set, designed by Grace Venning, unites the two characters visually – even before they meet – through a tree branch both of them see from the window of the bedroom they have consecutively lived in."
★★★★ - The Spy in the Stalls
"...lyrical and moving play about mothers, daughters and identity that rewards deep engagement"
★★★★ - The Stage
"The set design by Grace Venning is just so simplistic that it complements the performance rather than be the centre piece [...] This in itself is a beautiful, visual masterpiece."
★★★★ - Within Her Words